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Samuel Wagstaff papers, 1796-1987 (bulk 1952-1986)

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Wagstaff (Samuel) Papers
Series I. Snapshots, 1969-1983, undated 11.3 Linear Feet (51 boxes)
This series contains snapshots by Wagstaff, including color photographs (sometimes housed in albums), color negatives, color slides, black-and-white contact prints and black-and-white negatives. The collection highlights cultural institutions, landmarks, urban and industrial landscapes, various exteriors and city inhabitants. New York City is featured extensively. London, Paris, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Detroit are also documented. This series is also rich in portraiture, including nudes, self-portraits, portraits of Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith and others.
Other photographs taken by Wagstaff can be found in Series II.
There are some annotations on photo processing envelopes. Wagstaff handwriting is in pen. Most descriptions in pencil are curator's notes.
Arrangement
Chronological with undated materials at end.
box
49 1969 4 items
Contains color slides.
box
48 1970 7 items
Contains color slides
box
1, 45, 49 1971 458 items
Contains color photographs, negatives and slides.
box
1 1972 136 items
Contains color photographs and negatives.
box
2-22, 45-47 1973 8700 items
Contains color photographs and negatives.
box
2-6, 45 New York 2167 items
Includes photographs of the Metropolitan Museum, Pulitzer Fountain and Central Park. Also includes self-portraits, portraits of David Hayes and others.
box
6-11 London 2054 items
Includes photographs of British Museum, St. James Guard and Albert Memorial in Hyde Park. Portraits of Mapplethorpe and others.
box
11 Brussels 35 items
box
11-14 Paris 1326 items
Includes photographs of Eiffel Tower, Luxembourg gardens, Parc de Sceaux, Parc de la Terlure and Bastille Day festivities. Also includes portraits of Mapplethorpe and others.
box
14, 45 Ostend 473 items
box
15-21 Fire Island 2936 items
Includes photographs of the beach and landscapes. Also includes portraits of Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, self-portraits and several unidentified nudes.
box
21 Detroit 18 items
Includes photographs of Detroit Institute of the Arts outdoor sculpture.
box
22, 46-47 Unidentified locations 833 items
Includes portraits of a woman with two boys before Warhol painting.
box
22-29, 47 1974 3169 items
Contains color photographs and negatives.
box
22-25 New York 1228 items
Includes portraits of Patti Smith, Dennis, Jim [Nelson?] and unidentified subjects.
box
25 London 131 items
Includes photographs of London Science Museum.
box
26-29 Spain 1495 items
Includes photographs of Formentera, Soller, Polensa, Las Salinas, San Fernando, Ibiza, Torrent de Parreis, Punta Berberia, Bellver, Illetas, Deya beaches, El Pujols beaches, Salinas beaches. Also includes nude portraits.
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25, 47 Unidentified location 354 items
Includes photographs of wedding and Edmond I and II performance.
box
30-34 1975 1714 items
Contains color photographs and negatives.
Includes photographs of New York, Paris and London. Also includes portraits of Mapplethorpe, nude portraits, portrait series of a woman and portraits of an unidentified man.
box
34-37 1976 1385 items
Contains color photographs and negatives.
Includes photographs of Los Angeles, Key West, Miami, New York possibly Fire Island and unknown locations. Also includes self-portraits and various portraits.
box
37-39 1977 783 items
Contains color photographs and negatives.
Includes photographs of New York, Paris, London with images of Buckingham Palace and unknown locations.
box
39 1978 37 items
Contains color photographs and negatives. Includes portraits of Peter Berlin.
box
39-41, 49 1979 944 items
Contains color photographs, negatives and slides. Includes photographs of Venice.
box
49 1983 141 items
Contains color slides.
box
42-43, 47-51 Undated 803 items
Contains color photographs, slides, color negatives, black-and-white contact sheets and negatives.
Includes photographs of London: D'Offay, Sotheby's auction house, British Guard; New York; Italy; Spain and North Africa. Also includes self-portraits, portraits of Mapplethorpe and various nude portraits and studies.


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